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This chapter helps students review the concepts in a physical and cognitive development in early childhood unit of a standard life span developmental psychology course. Topics covered include:
- Early childhood's physical development
- Nutrition, health and safety for young children
- The impact of environment and culture on language development
- Early childhood education
- The effects of play on cognitive development
1. Physical Development in Early Childhood
Between the ages of two and seven, children grow and develop dramatically. Watch this lesson to look at some of the physical developments in early childhood, including balance, fine motor coordination and brain development.
2. Impact of Media Use on Children and Youth
This lesson looks at how media of all types impacts children and teens. The discussion starts with a definition of what media is, then moves to how different types of media, whether visual or auditory or written, have positive or negative impacts on children and youth.
3. Media Violence and Children
Media violence is ever-increasing, and studies have shown that it does correlate with more aggression and violent behavior in children and teens. Learn the definitions of media and media violence, theories of why media violence is increasing violent behavior and ways to help prevent the impact.
4. Nutrition, Health, and Safety in Early Childhood
As children grow and develop, so do threats to their health. From nutrition and childhood obesity to accidents, this lesson will explore the issues that face children in early childhood and what parents can do to deal with them.
5. Piaget's Preoperational Stage and Symbolic Thought
Psychologist Jean Piaget formed much of the theory of childhood development that we still use today. Here, we'll examine Piaget's preoperational stage of development, from ages two to four, and the changes in thinking that happen during this time.
6. The Effects of Environment and Culture on Language Development
Both environmental and cultural factors have an impact on early language development. This lesson will provide examples to consider and discuss possible reasons for this impact.
7. The Nativist Perspective and Language Development
In this lesson, learn how we develop language according to the nativist perspective. Discover Noam Chomsky's idea of the language acquisition device (LAD) and its role in this process.
8. Early Childhood Education: Programs and Benefits
Many children go to preschool or Head Start as part of their early childhood. In this lesson, we'll look at what early childhood education is and two developmental reasons why it can be beneficial: brain development and the zone of proximal development.
9. Cognitive Development in Children: Conservation, Decentration & Centration
As children grow, so do their thinking skills, knowledge, and learning. Watch this lesson to learn about how young children develop cognitively, including the key cognitive concepts of centration, decentration, and conservation.
10. How Children Understand Change: Reversibility, Transformation Thought & Static Thought
Children think in very different ways than adults do. As they develop in early childhood, their reasoning about change also develops as they come to understand the world better. Watch this lesson for a closer look at how children think about change.
11. The Role of Play in Cognitive Development
When we think of childhood, we often think of playing. But did you know that playing is vital to a child's healthy development? In this lesson, we will learn about the various types of play that aid a child's cognitive growth.
12. Fast Mapping: Carey's & Bartlett's Study and the Relation to Extended Mapping
Have you ever noticed how quickly children learn new vocabulary words? In a matter of a few years, a child can learn thousands of new words. In this lesson, we'll look at the way vocabulary is acquired, including fast and extended mapping.
13. Babbling Stage in Babies: Definition & Explanation
This lesson will define the phase of speech learning in infants called 'babbling.' We'll also discuss the purpose of this cute stage, and how caregivers can help in the process.
14. Parallel Play in Child Development: Definition & Examples
Although all children are unique, they grow and develop in mostly predictable patterns. How does play fit into their world? This lesson defines parallel play and explains why this important kind of play matters.
15. Activities for Kids with ADHD
Children who suffer from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) tend to respond favorably to engaging in a specific type of activity. This lesson describes various activities and other ways to engage children with ADHD, offering an approach which compliments existing symptoms.
16. Imaginary Friends in Child Psychology
Imaginary friends are a normal and fascinating part of the childhood development process. Through this lesson, you will learn where imaginary friends come from, what purpose they serve, and when they can become problematic.
17. What is the Abecedarian Project?
The Abecedarian Project was a study on early childhood social services interventions in at-risk families. This lesson goes over some of the details and findings of this ground-breaking long-term study.
18. What is a Well Child Visit? - Schedule & Importance
Remember your annual school physical? Well, in this lesson, we'll explore why that examination was so crucial. The scheduling of, components of, and purpose for well child visits will be detailed.
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- Life Span Development Research Methods: Help & Review
- Help & Review for Life Span Developmental Psychology Foundations
- Impact of Genetics in Development & Psychology: Help & Review
- Prenatal Development Concepts: Help and Review
- Physical Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood: Help and Review
- Childbirth and Newborn Characteristics: Help and Review
- Help & Review for Cognitive & Psychosocial Development in Infants & Toddlers
- Psychosocial Development in Early Childhood: Help and Review
- Help & Review - Psychosocial & Physical Development in Middle Childhood
- Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood: Help and Review
- Physical and Sexual Development in Adolescence: Help and Review
- Psychosocial Development in Adolescence: Help and Review
- Help & Review for Physical & Cognitive Development in Early Adulthood
- Psychosocial Development in Early Adulthood: Help and Review
- Cognitive & Physical Development in Middle Adulthood: Help & Review
- Psychosocial Development in Middle Adulthood: Help and Review
- Physical Development in Late Adulthood: Help and Review
- Cognitive Development in Late Adulthood: Help & Review
- Death and Dying - Stages and Psychological Impact